Examine Your Training Project’s Status
When you outsource a training project, you can receive help with almost any step in the training design process. Before you contact a consultant, take a moment to consider four important questions:
- What is the project’s current status?
- What is the project’s next step?
- How would you like a consultant to help?
- What questions do you have for the consultant?
When you organize your thoughts about the project, you will be able to express your needs more clearly.
In this section, we explore the general training design process, from the initial training needs assessment through the final post-training evaluation. Although you will see some specific terms in this section, you do not need to be an expert in instructional systems design to understand the process.
The ADDIE Model of Instructional Design
At Intulogy, we use the ADDIE model to describe the training design and development lifecycle. In the five-step ADDIE model, the training specialists:
- Analyze the training need
- Design the training program
- Develop the course
- Implement training through delivery
- Evaluate the course’s effectiveness
At the end of the ADDIE process, the information from the training evaluation can be used to measure return on investment or identify future training needs. In this way, the training design process becomes a virtuous cycle of improvement.
Each page in this section describes a step in the ADDIE training design methodology and points towards relevant case studies.